It's an early morning on a public holiday. The sky of Stellis is clear.
Artem is sitting in the backyard with an exquisite-looking letter in his hand. He is reading it attentively.
You: Is it a new case?
You pull up a chair and sit beside Artem. He looks up from the letter.
Artem: Oh no, it's an invitation to the Stellis Culture Festival. The organizer is my former client.
Vyn: Are you referring to the culture festival held at the City West Art Gallery today?
Vyn walks over and takes out an invitation from his pocket.
Vyn: They have invited several Stellis local artists as guests. with the primary purpose of promoting Stellis' cultural history.
Vyn: The decorations they chose are also in line with the artists' styles, and they have opted for an understated manner of event promotion.
Vyn: It is expected to be the grandest culture festival in recent years.
You: Oh, you know about this too?
Vyn: A patient of mine told me. He is a calligrapher, and his condition has improved after treatment. He will also be participating in it.
Vyn: He sent me an invitation, so I am attending it as well.
You: But shouldn't the organizer make a big deal about it since they are inviting well-known artists to the event?
You: Otherwise, how can they attract the citizens to attend?
Marius: Maybe that's because many old artists don't like to be flashy about their works.
Marius: I have a sculpture mentor who dislikes people using his works for marketing.
Marius: If this culture festival uses his name for marketing, I bet he'll pack up and leave this city overnight.
You: Well, he's an experienced artist. I can understand if he has his unique way of doing things.
Marius: Yeah, he sent a ticket to me office a week ago and said, "Boy, you better go and pick up some skills from it!"
Marius: Honestly, I'd rather buy my own ticket to attend. Now that I'm attending it for the purpose of learning... It kinda stresses me out.
You: Well, a strict teacher makes a good student!
You: Then again, this event seems to have attracted many professional artists to attend. It makes me wanna go too.
Artem: You can take my invitation. The organizer told me that there'll be a second exhibition. I can always go the next time.
You: Oh, no need for that! I was thinking that this is a great opportunity for a team outing.
You: Besides, we only need two more entrance tickets. I'm sure there's a way to get them. What do you say, Luke-
You turn around and discover that Luke is already standing next to you with a smile on his face.
You: Why are you smiling so happily? Hold on, Luke, did you...
(...Did he get an invitation as well? Does that mean you're the only one who didn't get one?)
Luke: You're overthinking it! Unfortunately, none of my clients, customers or mentors are going for this exhibition.
Luke: But as a detective, the moment I ehard of this culture festival, I know it's time to use a special method!
Marius: Special method? You cloned two invitations?
Luke: That's not what my skills are for!
You: So, you...
Luke: I queued up early to get hold of two limited VIP tickets!
Vyn: Why does this feel rather underwhelming?
You happily take one of the culture festival tickets from Luke and begin to pack your bag.
Artem: Huh? Are you going now?
You: Of course! Many great masters are going to gather there. It's a waste to miss any of them.
You: Let's go. It's time to immerse ourselves in the charm of arts and culture!